Investors: is the gov’t shutting us?

FOREIGN shop owners mostly Chinese are questioning the actions taken against them by Foreign Investment Board (FIB) Deputy Director, Lynette Dawheya of the ill-treatment they received. They described it as pathetic and very unprofessional indeed when they spoke to this paper over the weekend. “Is the treatment we receive comes from the government or just…

In Court with Assumpta

* Foreign sailors to plea today* Auki murder trial continues today  * Female murder accused to be summoned  Foreign sailors to plea today THREE foreign sailors accused of entering the country during the State of Public Emergency (SOPE) period last year will be entering their pleas, Wednesday. Willy Martinussen, Maria Berana Eustaquio, and Michael Kirtley Gee…

Chinese envoy in West

CHINESE AMBASSADOR His Excellency Li Ming has arrived in Western Province with the first leg of his visit stopping over in Munda, Tuesday. He was welcomed by the Provincial Secretary, Jeffery Wickham, and other provincial government members.  Mr. Wickham exclaimed it was an honor to receive the extended hand of friendship by Ambassador Li who…

ELECTIONS POWERS TRANSFERRED

Administration functions of Electoral Office to PM’s Office   ADMINISTRATIVE powers of elections have been transferred to the Office of the Prime Minister in a move seen as robbing the statutory independence of the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC), it was revealed Tuesday. At the same time, it was revealed that some sections of the…

HCC schools to resume on 1st February

All schools under the Honiara City Council Education Authority will resume classes for the 2021 Academic year on 1st February 2021. The delay was endorsed and passed by the HCC Executive last week. In a statement issued by the HCC management, the reason is the delay in recruitment of school bursars with the late release…

VIRUS REACTIVATE

Patient previously tested negative is positive again ONE of the patients who previously tested negative for COVID-19 has tested positive again while in isolation. This was announced by Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare in his second nation-wide address for 2021 yesterday. Because of this, PM said, the number of COVID cases has increased to two after…

TRAGIC LOSS

Two lives lost, one in critical condition following fatal crash   TWO local seasonal workers are dead and one is in critical condition following an early morning car accident in Queensland, Australia. The unfortunate accident that took place in the early hours of Sunday morning has shocked the Solomon Islands community in Queensland, families, relatives,…